Friday 7 November 2014

Chelsea eye title

With ten weeks gone in the Premier League 2014-15 season Chelsea look invincible at the top of the pile having won all their league matches apart from 1-1 draws at the Manchester clubs. Their most prolific win was 6-3 at Everton.
Southampton began with a 2-1 loss at Liverpool and a goalless draw at home to West Brom, but have since been in top form under Ronald Koeman and are second in the table having enjoyed impressive wins over their visitors from the northeast, thumping Newcastle 4-0 and embarrassing a hapless Sunderland 8-0 while conceding only 5 goals in the league so far.
 Reining champions Manchester City are in third place after losing by a single goal at home to Stoke and 2-1 at West Ham. In their most recent match they earned 3 points with a goal against their neighbours at the Etihad.
Draw specialists Arsenal have only lost once, 2-0 at Chelsea, but are in fourth place ruing their 5 draws including a 2-2 home draw at home to Hull City.
West Ham United are only behind Arsenal on goal difference having enjoyed a good home run in recent matches including a 3-1 victory over Liverpool.
 Swansea City  got off to a flying start with a 2-1 triumph at Manchester United followed by wins over Burnley and West Brom before being brought down to earth 4-2 at Chelsea. In their latest match they held Everton to a goalless draw at Godison Park.
Liverpool have been below par so far this season losing 1-0 at home to Aston Villa and away to Newcastle while also firing blanks at home to Hull.
Tottenham  have had their ups and downs with a 1-1 draw at Arsenal and a 1-0 home win against Southampton on the plus side but suffering home defeats 1-0 against West Brom and 2-1 against Newcastle.
Everton who have scored in all but one of their matches are in 9th position with their 3-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace being their lowest and their 3-0 home win against Aston Villa  their highest point of the season so far.
Star-studded Manchester United are 10th after 10 matches and still looking to find their balance. Their first win was a 4-0 victory at home to QPR that came in their fourth match of the season but was followed by a 5-3 defeat at Leicester having led 3-1 with half an hour left.
West Bromwich Albion are just behind Manchester United on goal difference with 4 draws and 2 wins, 1-0 at Tottenham at 4-0 at home to struggling Burnley.
Newcastle United  made a good recovery to a poor start of the season winning their latest 3 matches, 1-0 at home to Leicester and Liverpool and 2-1 at Spurs to be equal on points with Everton, Manchester United and West Brom.
Stoke City  have had a mixed bag of results but will remember their 1-0 victory at Manchester City.   
Hull City  have mostly held their own and will be pleased with their draws 2-2 at Arsenal and 0-0 at Liverpool.
Sunderland who will be scarred by their 8-0 pummelling at Southampton have drawn 5 matches and are only 2 points behind Manchester United.
Aston Villa  have had a tough run of matches and since their 1-0 win at Liverpool have slid down the table with 6 straight defeats.
Crystal Palace are just outside the relegation zone having only registered 2 wins, 3-2 at Everton and 2-0 at home to Leicester.
Leicester City have slipped into the relegation zone with 3 straight defeats, behind Crystal Palace who have scored more goals.
Queens Park Rangers have lost 7 matches including 4-0 drubbings at Tottenham and Manchester United, but have had closer encounters recently.
Burnley are at the bottom of the table with a meagre 4 points from 4 draws. Three goalless draws at home to Manchester United and Sunderland and away to Crystal Palace and a 2-2 draw at Leicester is all the newcomers have to show for.